Want to Build Independence in Your Older Child? Ask Them to Help You Build It.
The other day I asked my 8-year-old to pick out his clothes for school. But it’s much easier to lay in bed and watch mom dig through the drawers for your underwear, socks, pants and shirt, my son let me know in a not-so-pleasant way. He was mad. There were tears. I’m a real slave-driver. I had a similar experience with my 11-year-old. He picks out his own clothes, don’t worry. But when this d...Read more